Petitions Register

From 1st April 2013

List of Formal Petitions lodged with the Moray Council
Petition no.

Date Submitted

Petition Subject

Status

Outcome

PE2013_003

05/09/2013

Save the Falconer Museum

Closed

Heard at Preliminary Hearing 20/11/13 - petition passed to Corporate Director (Education and Social Care) to monitor progress

PE2014_001

23/05/2014

Petition by residents of area surrounding Boyd Anderson Drive, Lossiemouth regarding proposed Moray Local development Plan, Lossiemouth Settlements page 240, R1 Sunbank/Kinnedar

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - currently subject to extensive public consultation it is not eligible for consideration under the terms of the Council’s petitions process

PE2014_002

05/06/2014

Petition to reinstate the safe foot path and cycleway from Forres to Brodie

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - petition relates to an area that lies adjacent to the trunk road and within the trunk road boundary, it is not eligible for consideration under the Council’s petitions process

PE2014_003

16/10/2014

Save Logie Primary School

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid  - Petition was not submitted in correct format with any supporting details

PE2014_004

03/11/2014

Petition to Save Crossroads Primary School

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - No contact details provided

PE2014_005

03/11/2014

Petition to Keep Findochty School Open

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - As the petition related to the Sustainable Education Review  discussed at a special meeting of the Moray Council on 3 Nov 2014 and in light of the decision taken by the council to agree a 5 year moratorium on any decisions relating to rural school closures the grounds of the petition were considered to be met and therefore petition not taken further

PE2014_006

03/11/2014

To save Moray's Rural Schools  from Botriphinie Primary School

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - As the petition related to the Sustainable Education Review  discussed at a special meeting of the Moray Council on 3 Nov 2014 and in light of the decision taken by the council to agree a 5 year moratorium on any decisions relating to rural school closures the grounds of the petition were considered to be met and therefore petition not taken further

PE2014_007

03/11/2014

Petition to Save Moray's small schools

Invalid

Rejected - Invalid - No contact details provided

PE2014_008 10/11/2014 Petition to Save Milne's High school Invalid Rejected - Invalid - As the petition related to the Sustainable Education Review  discussed at a special meeting of the Moray Council on 3 Nov 2014 and in light of the decision taken by the council to agree a 5 year moratorium on any decisions relating to rural school closures the grounds of the petition were considered to be met and therefore petition not taken further
PE2015_001 13/05/2015 Petition against school placing request refusals - St Peter's Primary School, Buckie Invalid Rejected  - Invalid - As the petition relates to a matter where there are already procedures in place to consider objections and any appeal against decisions.  In this case the School Placings and Exclusions Appeals Committee is tasked to deal with appeals in relation to school placings which the petition refers to.
PE2015_002 05/06/2015 Petition requesting that the Council replace the windows in Brodie Avenue, Buckie as a matter of urgency. Valid

Heard at Preliminary Hearing on 18 August 2015.  

"The Committee agreed:

(i) to pass the petition to the Corporate Director (Economic Development, Planning and Infrastructure) and the Chair to look into;

(ii) that local members be kept up to date of progress;

(iii) that a report be submitted to this Committee at the end of this financial year detailing progress made in relation to the replacement of windows in Brodie Avenue;

(iv) with the Tenant’s agreement, that the Tenant’s back bedroom window be replaced at the earliest convenience; and

(v) that in future the options available for consideration at the preliminary hearing are outlined within the petition briefing note for ease of reference.
 

PE2015_003 22/07/2015 Petition requesting that the council find a permanent solution to  problem of seagulls nesting on the roof at Speyside High School Invalid Rejected – Invalid, The petition relates to a matter that the Council has no statutory duty to take action on.
PE2015_004 21/12/2015 Petition requesting that the Moray Council enact a bylaw stating that no individual shall: (a) carry or discharge any firearm or other instrument designed to propel a missile; (b) shoot or attempt to shoot any goose or duck; or ( c) take, molest, willfully disturb, injure or kill or make any attempt to injure or kill any goose or duck, or spread or use any net or set or use any  lamp, snare or other engine, instrument or means for the taking, injuring or killing of any goose or duck, within the Findhorn Bay Local Nature Reserve. Valid

Petition heard at the Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee on 8 March 2016. The Committee agreed to pass the petition to the Corporate Director (Economic Development, Planning & Infrastructure), the Chair and Local Members, with an invitation to the Minister for Rural Affairs to assist, to facilitate discussions between all interested parties to reach a compromise, including consideration of an option to extend the voluntary no shooting zone southwards, that would allow this petition and the on-line petition to be withdrawn and to report back to this Committee on the outcome of discussions.

20 Sep 16 - the Committee agreed to defer the report to a future meeting of this Committee to allow the Local Nature Reserve Committee and other interested parties, to come to an agreed solution and subsequent request for a by-law in relation to wildfowling in Findhorn Bay.

PE2016_001 01/02/2016 Petition to try and prevent the closure of Findhorn Bay to wildfowlers and be turned into a nature reserve Invalid Rejected - Invalid  - Petition was not submitted in correct format and unable to verify signatories as no full address details provided.
PE2016_002 06/06/2016 Stop speeding motorists on Elgin High Street Invalid Rejected - Invalid  - Unable to verify some signatories as no full address details provided.
PE2016_003 21/07/2016 Keep our Town Service Bus (Buckie) Invalid Rejected - Invalid - Under the terms of Section 6 of the Public Petition Guidance, a petition must relate to something the Council is responsible for.  The petition relates the addition / removal of commercial bus services which is something that the council has no power to control.  It can only express a view to the Traffic Commissioner who regulates these matters.
PE2016_004 05/12/2016 Mortuary for Moray Invalid Rejected - Invalid - Under the terms of Section 6 of the Public Petition Guidance, a petition must relate to something the Council is responsible for.  The petition relates to the provision of a mortuary  which is not a matter that is within the areas of responsibility of the local authority. The provision rests with NHS Grampian.
PE2017_001 10/01/2017 Erection of a Safety Barrier on the B9041 Dufftown to Keith Road Valid Council agreed to reject the petition “Erection of a Safety Barrier on the B9014 Dufftown to Keith Road” on the grounds that Officers’ professional view, based on national standards, is that a safety barrier is not necessary on this road and that suitable works to mitigate risk have already been carried out.
PE2017_002 30/01/2017 FINDOCHTY boat owners are requesting Moray Council to rethink on their proposed charges for berths at the Council owned recreational harbours. Invalid The petition was compiled as an on-line petition and as a result was not completed under the terms of the Council's petitions procedure. The petition is a list of printed names with no address details that can be checked against the electoral register.  Subsequently supplied with a list of names and addresses from Principal Petitioner which were checked against the electoral register.
PE2017_003 08/02/2017 Ashgrove Residents Invalid Currently subject to extensive public consultation it is not eligible for consideration under the terms of the Council’s petitions process

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